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Call for Indigenous Artists & Illustrators: Oklahoma Children’s Activity Book

Save History is seeking five Indigenous artists who belong to Oklahoma-based Tribal Nations (must be U.S. citizens) to illustrate Save Indigenous History: A Children’s Activity Book—Oklahoma Edition. This book will be shared on, in print, and on Save History social media.

What is Save History?

Save History is a collaborative effort by Tribal organizations, archaeologists, federal and Tribal law enforcement, and supporters dedicated to ending the theft and destruction of archaeological resources on Tribal and public lands. We share stories from Indigenous people on how looting and vandalism of heritage sites impacts their communities. Through outreach and education about the harms and consequences of archaeological resource crime, it is our hope that cultural landscapes will be respected and protected.

The Project

Our team created a Children’s Activity Book to teach children about respectful visitation of archaeological sites. The book has reading and writing activities, word searches, drawing and coloring pages, and other activities. The selected group of artists will be responsible for illustrating a total of nine activities (black and white line drawings) and the book’s cover (full color). This project is based on a similar book we created that focused on Tribes across the US. You can view or download a copy of the original here:


Each artist will work with the Save History team to illustrate two full-page images. These can be drawn digitally or by hand, but the final image must be digitized. This project can be done remotely, but the artist will need internet access in order to meet virtually with Save History staff. The Save History team includes archaeologists and a graphic designer available to assist with technical questions. The deadline for completed illustrations is June 2, 2024.


The budget is $500 per illustration to be paid at the completion of the project. Thus, if you are responsible for two images, you will receive $1000 after your artwork has been submitted.

To Apply

Please email a one-page cover letter stating your interest in the project and discuss your connection to your Indigenous community/ies, as well as a portfolio of your work (up to 10 images) to We strongly encourage Indigenous applicants belonging to Oklahoma-based Tribes to apply. The deadline for the application is end of day April 30th, 2024. Please email us if you have any questions.

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